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Redefining the future of agile workplaces with Orgatec at Frame Awards 2020

Amsterdam – Last week’s event saw some of the leading thinkers in workplace design come together to imagine an alternative future for the office.

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How designers wove references to Indigenous culture into a Perth workspace

Perth, Australia – Woods Bagot’s redesign of KPMG’s Perth office incorporates local Nyoongar proverbs into its workspace design.

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With windowless retail on the rise, will try-on areas become shop designers' main focus?

Shenzhen – Physical outlets can cash in on the convenience offered by digital merchandise options, shows Shenzhen concept store Geijoeng.

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Can bespoke coffee retailers compete with Starbucks in China?

Shanghai – Mur Mur Lab builds a relationship between coffee, construction and the flowing of space to relate to the body and affect emotional experience.

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H&M tries to fix its over-investment in store locations by retooling them as logistic hubs

Slowing down store openings, the fast-fashion brand will invest in making their current footprint more useful to a consumer base that increasingly shops online.

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Want a workplace that feels like home? Hire an architect with residential expertise

Montreal – Underwhelmed by the proposals of commercial workplace designers, video game studio Eidos approached a residential architect to design its new Montreal office.

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A dental clinic makes an unlikely case for minimal design

Valencia, Spain – For a dentistry office in Spain, designers proposed a pared-down interior that responds to its site and programme.

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Forget the green façade, IKEA’s commitment to car-free retail is the real headline

Vienna – IKEA's coming location in Vienna's city centre will be a car-free zone, reflecting the city's longterm goal to reduce car-travel and the company's move toward circularity.

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In one Vietnamese tapas bar, warm materials and textures speak to a family's hospitality

Pennington, Australia – Adelaide-based designers Genesin Studio combine Vietnamese food with South Australian culture in restaurant Viet Next Door.

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This what a 'three-dimensional expression of white noise' looks like

New York – Linda Bergroth's pavilion design for the Finnish Cultural Insitute in New York incorporates concepts of the circular economy.

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Key takeaways from the final day of Frame Awards 2020

Frame founder and director Robert Thiemann's main takeaway is that co-creation will be essential to the next decade of design.

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Why our awards trophies are 3D-printed from 730 recycled PET bottles

More than just a physical accolade, our Better Future Factory-designed awards are a reflection of Frame’s ethos of sustainability and innovation.